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rood

(ro͞od), crucifix mounted above the entrance to the chancel and flanked by large figures of the Virgin and St. John, an almost invariable feature in the 14th- and 15th-century European church. This group, usually carved in wood and painted and gilded, was in early examples supported upon a beam as wide as the chancel arch. The richly ornamental screen of wood or stone closing the chancel from the nave became the support for the cross and figures and was termed rood screen. This screen often supported an overhead platform called a rood loft reached by a small stairway from the nave. The rood loft sometimes contained an organ or was used as a singing gallery. In England during the Reformation, many roods with their screens were destroyed; they are not part of the fittings of an Anglican church.

Rood

A large crucifix set above the chancel entrance.

rood

[rüd]
(mechanics)
A unit of area, equal to ¼ acre, or 10,890 square feet, or 1011.7141056 square meters.

rood

A large crucifix, esp. one set above the chancel entrance.

rood

1. 
a. a crucifix, esp one set on a beam or screen at the entrance to the chancel of a church
b. (as modifier): rood beam
2. the Cross on which Christ was crucified
3. a unit of area equal to one quarter of an acre or 0.10117 hectares
4. a unit of area equal to 40 square rods
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